“Active Citizens Living European Values” (ACLEV) was a project (2018-2019) co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union and coordinated by European Educational Exchanges – Youth For Understanding (EEE-YFU), in partnership with

European Confederation of Youth Clubs, Erasmus Student Network,  YFU AustriaYFU Czech Republic, YFU Flanders (BE), YFU Germany, YFU EstoniaYFU SpainYFU Romania and YFU Sweden.

The aim of “Active Citizens Living European Values” was to empower young people across Europe to become active citizens and engage in strengthening and advancing the European project.


ACLEV aimed to raise awareness, encourage critical thinking and inspire enthusiasm about European values and the European project, create a sense of belonging to a unified Europe, inspire concrete forms of active citizenship in Europe and advance the creation of transnational networks for mutual learning and development. The project involved over 5000 young people from across Europe in different activities. 


  • New “Coloured Glasses” facilitators who will be trained and will deliver 240 workshops on active citizenship and European value.  
  • A set of Youth Exchanges in Brussels, which will offer 120 young people the opportunity to deepen their understanding on the topic of European active citizenship.
  • Special open events on 9 May 2019, by all participating organizations, celebrating Europe Day and renew engagement around the European project.
  • The Young Europeans’ Seminar which will bring together 500 young people to experience the European concept of “Unity in diversity” and discuss forms and tools to put active citizenship into practice.
  • European Conference which will bring together decision makers, stakeholders and 40 young leaders.  


    ACLEV is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme (EACEA/16/2018–European Youth Together),project n° 604823-EPP-1-2018-1-BE-EPPKA3-EU-YTH-TOG


    The Coloured Glasses Manual was adapted to include 4 workshops on Active Citizenship and European Values​

    A European and 3 Regional Trainings for youth workers on delivering ACLEV Coloured Glasses workshops ​(Netherlands, Czechia, Romania, Spain). “Coloured Glasses” facilitators were trained and delivered 220 workshops on active citizenship and European value, involving 4182 participants in 12 countries.